Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the researcher was to investigate job satisfaction in correctional officers. The sample consisted of 122 correctional officers employed in both rural and urban prison locations for the State of Kansas, Department of Corrections. The 12 independent variables researched were age, gender, salary, level of formal education, marital status, race, years employed as a correctional officer, designated rank, location of prison, relationship with co-workers, freedom from stress, and relationship with supervisors. The dependent variables were the scores of the 13 sub-scales form the Campbell Organizational Survey. The 13 dependent variables were the Work Itself, Working Conditions, Freedom from Stress, Co-Workers, Supervision, Top Leadership, Pay, Benefits, Job Security, Promotional Opportunities, Feedback and Communications, Organizational Planning, and Support of Innovation. Four null composite hypotheses were tested at the .05 level employing a three-way analysis of variance. A total of 339 comparisons were made. Of the 339 comparisons, 156 were main effects and 183 were interactions. Of the 156 main effects, 19 were statistically significant at the .05 level. Of the 183 interactions, 8 were statistically significant at the .05 level.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Summer 1991

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1991 Ron J. Diehl


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